1. Michigan @ Michigan State
Even after watching the Wolverines blast off to a 4-0 start, my confidence of Michigan's ability to adequately handle the Spartans is waivering. This will be Michigan's first game outside the Big House, and the crowd - even in the Wolverines' home state - will be less than friendly. Michigan's secondary is its biggest enemy right now, and Cousins has the athletic ability to take advantage of that. Michigan State Spartans are two-point favorites, and either way this game goes, it will be a close one.
As a Michigan fan, however, I have to go with the U of M.
2. Penn State @ Illinois
Poor Illinois. If anyone can justify their confidence in Illinois' ability to win, other than massive praying and blind hope, I'd love to hear it. Surprisingly, the oddsmakers aren't showing much confidence in Penn State's ability to wipe the floor with the Illini, as they are showing up as just 7-point favorites. Does somebody know something I don't? After coming off a loss to Iowa and looking to get back on the map, I can't help but think the Nittany Lions take this game by at least 14.
3. Oklahoma @ Miami
Both of these teams have suffered just one loss, but the momentum is swinging up for the Sooners and down for the Hurricanes. Even with Bradford out, I don't see the Sooner offense falling flat on its face. Also, I don't see how Miami is going to establish any type of run game, after watching them fall on brick wall after brick wall against V. Tech last weekend. Oklahoma's offensive line will establish dominance againt Miami's D-line, and I believe we will see a low-scoring Sooner win led by the run. And, just when Miami begins to think they have it figured out, look for Landry to get his name out there while Bradford watches from the sidelines.
That's it for my Cold Zone College Games of the Week. Did I miss anybody?
Let the predictions roll in.